Originally Posted by ddjeeper
thank you for the link but I am very inexperienced when it comes to working on cars. can you explain to me what bump stops are. Thank you
You better do some learning before buying anything then.
Bumpstops prevent too much uptravel which would otherwise cause major damage. Not setting them up correctly causes stuff to smash together...like the axle could hit the oil pan, the shocks can bottom out (which destroys shocks and the mounts), or as it pertains to adjustable track bars...the aftermarket bar can hit the diff or the tie-rod. Both are really bad and can lead to catastrophic failure. When the track bar or tie-rod fails, you lose steering.
on the TJ, the bumpstop consists of three main parts - the jounce bumper, the bumpstop cup and the bumpstop pad. The jounce bumper will fully compress into the bumpstop cup when the cup hits the pad during the suspension cycle.
Bumpstop extensions are installed when you change something away from stock....like bigger tires, longer shocks for a lift, or other components change.
Originally Posted by CMA_Rider
I'm running a RC adj. track bar upfront and so far so good I have about 3-4k on it without any problems and it clears the diff with stock bump stops. approx.$180
please post pictures at full bump. also, what's your compressed shock length in front?